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Re: Questions about Netatalk running on Debian server

I posted this, below, a couple of days ago. I'm hoping to find someone
who follows this list and who actually has netatalk v. 2.2.2-1
installed from the Debian package in Wheezy. I would very much like to
get it working, but ... I can't. All the documentation that I can find
is two or more years old, and does not pertain to the packaged

Surely someone is using this package. Please speak up.


P.S. Thanks Tom, but I need more than the fact that
/etc/netatalk/netatalk.conf once existed as part of an earlier version
of the package. It may still be part of a properly configured
netatalk, but it doesn't seem to be included in this package.

On 20120506_230937, Paul E Condon wrote:
> I have a long and troubled relation to Netatalk.  I live in a family
> where everyone else loves the Mac, and I have a need to communicate
> with them. I once had netatalk running on Debian back in 2004, I
> think, but lost that ability about the time my daughter bought her
> first MacBook in 2006. I'm revisiting the problem now using an i386
> box running Wheezy.
> I've installed netatalk from a Debian repository and started looking
> at /usr/share/doc/netatalk and the looking for a man page. The
> .../doc/netatalk files all date from 2010 or earlier, which is well
> before the version of netatalk in Wheezy was released. There is not
> 'man netatalk', but there is a 'man netatalk.conf', and that page
> begins with:
>        /etc/netatalk/netatalk.conf "
> But no such file was installed by the netatalk package, and I can find
> no mention of netatalk.conf at .../doc/netatalk/
> According to Aptitude, the version of netatalk that I installed
> is 2.2.2-1. From searching the web, I pick up statements that
> things do work in it that never worked before. But I can't see
> anything different in the documentation. I remember that, when I
> did have it working long ago, I didn't have to do anything in
> order to have it advertise its services and to have it actually
> serve files. My problems then were with serving a printer. Now I
> use CUPS for that. But I don't see my Macs picking up an advert.
> (They do pickup adverts from one of the Macs, so I know that they
> are listening.)
> So, my questions:
> Does anyone have netatalk 2.2.2-1 working under Wheezy?  Can you point
> me to some debugging instructions?  Or, can you lead me through some
> tests to discover what is going wrong?
> Please help.
> -- 
> Paul E Condon           
> pecondon@mesanetworks.net
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